RSS-Planet 1.4

RSS-Planet is a script which fetches headlines from various news Web sites.
RSS-Planet is a custom marker file generator for xplanet which uses RSS feeds from news websites to plot the current headlines on a world map.

By default, Yahoo! News and are supported, but other feeds that point to articles with easily-discoverable place names (such as the Washington Post) should work as well.


Python 2.3 or above
xplanet 1.0 or above

What's New in This Release:

This release can generate its output as a Web page with little markers and popup captions in the appropriate locations.
Xplanet or OSXplanet are no longer strictly required, as the background image can optionally be rendered in Python when suitable images, such as earth.jpg and night.jpg from the xplanet distribution, are provided.

last updated on:
November 18th, 2008, 15:05 GMT
developed by:
Martin C. Doege
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)


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What's New in This Release:
  • This version introduces a stand-alone mode where RSS-Planet only fetches the news, creates the marker file, and then exits, which is useful for integration with an existing xplanet setup.
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